Im out of kudos right now also. Im sure the picture you took is a blue belly lizard. Blue bellies are all over out west.
Thanks! That is one of two favorite fishing spots I have in that area. Week days it’s fairly peaceful but weekends it can get pretty busy. He is one of nine grandkids.
A few I can think of - Greyfriar's Bobby in Edinburgh (rub his nose for luck), Albert Einstein Memorial in DC (rub his nose to make ya smart). I also understand rubbing Molly Malone's bosom (in Dublin) is lucky as well.
Not a statue, but in Milan in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, there is the Bull of Turin mosaic. Quite a strange superstition, but what people do is put their heel on the...er...."male parts" of the bull and spin on their heel 3 times. The idea is that it is supposed to bring luck and fertility. This photo is from our trip in April, and they had actually had to repair it before then because so many people have done it. If you google it, you will see photos showing that people actually created a divot and completely wore out the mosaic in that area.
There are a lot of those but a few things I can think I rubbed
- St. Jacob statue left index finger, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/Mysterious-St-James-Statue/ba-p/2224257)
- Same as #Lenin1991, St. John of Nepomuk in the Charles Bridge, Prague
- The golden **bleep** of a boy statue in the Prague Castle complex (https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/Prague-Castle/ba-p/2222848)
A few things I did not touch but saw a lot people rubbed it
- People touch breast of Juliet statue, Juliet's House, Verona (https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/Casa-di-Giulietta/ba-p/2284601)
In Lindley Hall at the University of Kansas there was a bust of Chancellor Lindley near the main entrance. It was rumored in the Geology Department, that if you rubbed his nose before an exam you would have good luck. Needless to say, his nose was very shiny!